Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Volume 7, Number 87

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1) Ville bank robbed last week

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Snow flurries, ending in the afternoon. High near 34.
Though Valentine’s has come and gone, replaced by snow and cold…

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a light wind. Low around 20.
…the love lingers on at Sharples, where unclaimed cards line the V-Day

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Like a snowflake in July, nobody wants to see a Valentine past its prime, so
claim your cards before it’s too late!


Lunch: Open face turkey-ham sandwich, curly fries, vegetarian chili, open
face vegetable sandwich, French-cut green beans, mixed vegetables, Asian
chicken salad bar, marble cake

Dinner: Catfish with Creole tartar sauce, corn pudding, broccoli-mushroom
stir-fry, tomatoes provencal, brussel sprouts, cheesesteak bar, cheesecake


1) Ville bank robbed last week

The PNC Bank in the Village of Swarthmore was robbed of nearly $1000 last
Thursday, and the culprit has yet to be apprehended.

According to a Ville police bulletin, a white man wearing a black coat and
black knit hat entered the bank in the early afternoon and handed one of the
tellers a note demanding cash.  The note also claimed that the robber
possessed a gun, though he never displayed any weapon.

The man was given $950 in cash, including a number of $2 bills.  After
receiving the money, he left without incident.

A surveillance camera captured images of the culprit (linked below) and any
individuals with information about the crime should contact the Village
Police at 610-543-0123 or

Photos of the bank robber:



2) World news roundup

* An emergency EU summit concluded on Monday with Greek Prime Minister
Costas Simitis announcing, “We achieved an agreement. We have arrived at
common conclusions.” Greece currently holds the rotating presidency of the
European Union. The summit was called in order to reach a common agreement
among European nations so that in the future the EU could present a united
front on the Iraq crisis. The summit ended with calls for the “full and
effective disarmament” of Iraq but emphasized that the weapons inspectors
should be allowed more time to continue their work, and that Iraq was not
yet in material breach of Security Council Resolution 1441.

* The Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian security sources announced on
Monday that IDF forces had shot and killed the head of Gaza’s Hamas military
wing. Riad Abu Ziad died from the gunshot wounds before he reached the
hospital to which he was being evacuated. The IDF said that Abu Ziad fired
upon soldiers who were attempting to arrest him who then returned fire,
fatally wounding him.

* Spokesmen for Visa and MasterCard announced on Monday that a hacker has
gained access to as many as 2.2 million accounts. The hacker was able to
break through the security systems of a company that processes credit card
transactions for stores and other commercial enterprises. The accounts
represent less than 1% of the 560 million cards issued by the two companies
in the United States. The companies have notified all of the banks that
issued the affected cards. According to Visa spokesman John Abrams, none of
the Visa accounts has been used fraudulently.


3) Campus events

Developmental Biology Candidate Search
Kirby Lecture Hall – Martin, 4:15 p.m.

German Film Series
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

Aikido Practice
Lamb-Miller Field House, 7:00 p.m.

Tango Dance Lessons
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Good Schools PA Meeting
Parrish Parlors – West, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
CRC – Parrish 2nd, 10:30 p.m.

Upcoming Event:

Living Wage Committee
Wednesday, Feb. 19 @ 8:45 PM



1) Upcoming contests

Badminton at Bryn Mawr, 7:30 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse hosts York, 7:30 p.m. (scrimmage)
Men’s volleyball hosts The COllege of New Jersey, 8:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse hosts Widener, 4:30 p.m. (scrimmage)
Women’s basketball hosts Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Muhlenberg, 8:00 p.m.



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–John Wayne, on acting

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